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Jan 26, 2022

Asia Expert Abraham Denmark fills us in on the relationship and rivalry between mainland China and Taiwan. In this episode we quickly cover history, but also analyze the potential for US involvement in a possible attempt by Beijing to reunify Taiwan to the mainland, and the fact that China has been able to develop...


Jan 19, 2022

Kazakhstan does not get much attention in US foreign policy, but maybe it should.  Recent protests in the country have uncovered the complicated situation that exists at a place where Russia, the US, and China intersect.  Edward Lemon and Lucian Kim help walk us through it.


Jan 19, 2022

Here we go again.  Russia has massed troops at the border of Ukraine and everyone is trying to figure out what Vladimir Putin is thinking.  In this episode, Kennan experts Will Pomeranz and Nigel Gould-Davies help us piece together what is going on what what we could see in coming days.


Jan 12, 2022

Everyone likes to talk about China, and we've covered India on our podcast as well, including the relationship between those two neighbors. But what happens when you consider Myanmar as well? Michael Kugelman and Lucas Myers have been tracking this and give us a breakdown of what to look out for.